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Best experience in Costa Rica

Made an unexpected stop for dinner one night and it was our best dinner in Costa Rica! 100... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2016
New York City, New York
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Great selection

Really wide variety of Costa Rican artwork, and something for most any budget. We bought some cool... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2015
Hyderabad, India
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Nov 10, 2016
“Best experience in Costa Rica ”
Sep 8, 2016
“out of business - now just a restaurant”
Coco Loco is a FAIR TRADE work shop & gallery for fine local crafts & artwork with a special focus on Costa Rican indigenous culture. It is located 14 km SE of La Fortuna on national route 702 (La Fortuna-San Ramon). Besides indigenous arts & Boruca...more
Chachagua, 3 km SE of gas station, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21001, Costa Rica
+506 2468 0990
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Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Made an unexpected stop for dinner one night and it was our best dinner in Costa Rica! 100% authentic. There was no menu and the staff did not speak any English but we managed to order great food/drinks and felt extremely welcomed by everyone! Highly...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

I visited La Fortuna in Feb and Aug '16 and hoped to stop into this great gallery. I purchased a Baruka mask several years prior and wanted to see what else was available. But, as of 2016, the gallery closed and a traditional CR restaurant,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed November 29, 2015

Really wide variety of Costa Rican artwork, and something for most any budget. We bought some cool ear rings carved from lava for a very reasonable price, and also bought a beautiful (and far more expensive) Boruca mask. The owner is friendly and generous with...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank TicoinIndia
Reviewed April 8, 2015

We saw this shop on our way to our hotel and decided to go to get unique souvenirs. Most of the piece are great, but the paintings and the mask are really expensive. We still found some great items to bring back home.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Jessidooo
Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is just outside of La Fortuna. It is a very Funky type art studio with some very very Cool Items. The gardens in the front and back are worth it alone. But do check it out you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank FredL881
Reviewed March 13, 2015

Whenever we are traveling to or from San Jose we try to stop. I gave this a four star rating because it sn't open many times we pass by. I love Ruth's art. We purchased one of the houses acrylics and hope to go back...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed August 31, 2014

On our last day in Costa Rica, my husband asked if I wanted to buy something special to take home. I went on Trip Advisor and was so excited to find Coco Loco listed with all its great reviews. Because it was Sunday, I called...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank bobominkin
Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was reminiscing today about my trip to Costa Rica a few years ( I think in 2010) back and browsing all of the pictures I had taken on my month long vacation. Costa Rica is AMAZING, and if I could, I would move there...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Melissa S
Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were driving to Arenal Volcano National Park and just happened upon Coco Loco Art Studio and Gallery along the way. We stopped because we hadn't found any souvenirs during the first part of our trip that we felt were authentic and captured the essence...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank ShannonRC
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Like others who’ve already posted, what was on offer at Coco Loco made a refreshing change from the standard tourist shops and souvenirs we had seen earlier. We decided to buy a toucan sculpture carved out of dolomite. The owners (Ruth and Alfons) were offering...More

Date of experience: January 2013
1  Thank Janet B
artedk, Owner at Coco Loco Art Studio & Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2013

Thank's a lot for taking the time to provide your detailed feedback regarding our art gallery and craft workshop. I was reluctant at first to comment on your review because I couldn't have explained that embarrassing experience better than you did. We provide shipping service...More

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